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Te Tuhi commissioning fund


Luke Willis Thompson, Untitled, 2012 (installation view). Three garage doors relating to the death of Pihema Cameron, 26 January 2008. Courtesy of the artist and Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett
Sonya Lacey, Greentext thread, 2012 (installation view). Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Shannon Te Ao, With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods, 2017 (install view). Two channel video, colour and sound cinematography by Iain Frengley. Commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and Te Tuhi, Aotearoa New Zealand. Courtesy of Mossman, Wellington. Photo by Johnny Barrington.
Yona Lee, In Transit (Arrival), 2017. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland in association with Auckland Arts Festival. Photo by Sam Hartnett.


Te Tuhi commissioning fund

Te Tuhi commissioning fund




Despite being a small organisation with limited funds, Te Tuhi’s commissioning programme has made an incredible impact on Aotearoa New Zealand’s contemporary art scene. Te Tuhi is well known for supporting artists and has a remarkable track record of supporting the creation of new work at pivotal points in artists’ careers. Commissions include installation, film and performance works exhibited at Te Tuhi’s base in Pakuranga and in public spaces around Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Previous commissions include the Walters Prize-nominated Mo‘ui tukuhausia (2012/2014) by Kalisolaite ‘Uhila and Untitled (2012) by Luke Willis Thompson, a highly influential work now held in the collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

Te Tuhi’s commissioning fund was established in 2015 by a generous donation from Walters Prize winner Shannon Te Ao. Sales of editions donated by artists also support this fund. Donations to the fund go directly to supporting artists to create ambitious new work.

How you can support the Te Tuhi commissioning fund

Simply select the amount you would like to donate. A tax receipt acknowledging your donation will be issued to you upon payment.

Supported by

Anthony Byrt
Gibbs Farm
Judy Millar
Rangituhia Hollis
Secret sale artists
Shannon Te Ao
Yona Lee

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